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Wednesday, June 7, 2006

Fanatics was launched in 1997 with the sole purpose of giving passionate, patriotic and organised support to Australian sporting teams, at home and around the world.

It has 62,000 members on a monthly newsletter list and has taken over 66,000 people to sports events — with some partying thrown in.

Fanatics works closely with Tennis Australia, Australian Rugby Union, Cricket Australia, Football Australia, the NRL and ARL, the AOC and other national sporting organisations.

Grandstand bays are booked so everyone is seated together, and affordable travel to the world's biggest events is offered.

Australian supporters are very easily identified. They are decked out in bright clothing — green and gold, of course — usually with painted faces and singing their war cry. Then there's the Australian flag flown in all its glory. Fanatic leaders point out etiquette that must be followed, such as the flag must never touch the ground.

That's about as serious as things get. It's all about sharing a drink or two, having a laugh or two, egging the Australian team on and showing an enormous amount of patriotism.

If you would like to join the Fanatics in the West Indies for the semi-finals and finals of the ICC Cricket World Cup here are the details:

From $6544 per person twin share (excluding airline taxes), between April 20-30, 2007, seven nights' accommodation and ICC Category 1 match tickets in St Lucia and Barbados.


Wherever there's an Australian sporting team.


Fanatics bookings are open for the 2007 Cricket World Cup in the West Indies. Return airfares, seven nights' twin-share accommodation and ICC Category 1 semi-final and final match tickets are included. The tour departs April 20, 2007.

Fares from;
  • Sydney, $6,455
  • Adelaide, $6,510
  • Melbourne and Brisbane, $6,546
  • Perth $6,900

Please note that the prices listed are valid at the time of filming.

For further information

Fanatics Sports & Party Tours
Level 3, 181 Miller Street
North Sydney NSW 2060
Ph: 1300 200 900

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